March 23rd, 2013
Student success was celebrated at Thursday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, as resolutions were presented for a variety of achievements.
Among the recipients were SMS (Sweetwater Middle School) sixth grader Kara Lehnert, who was honored for attaining the top honor at the 2013 Odessa American Regional Spelling Bee.
As a result, Lehnert will take part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition held in Washington, D.C. this May. The last time Sweetwater was represented at the national event was when Alex Musgrove competed in 1994.
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, a burglary was reported to the Nolan County Sheriffâs Office. It was reported that sometime between Sunday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 5, 2013 unknown person(s) entered a barn located in the North West part of Nolan County and took several firearms and saddles.
Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for information received this week that leads to an arrest or indictment in this case. Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 325-235-TIPS (8477).
BRONTE â Wayne Lee Davis passed away Friday March 22, 2013 at his home on Oak Creek Lake near Blackwell, TX at the age of 59.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. A private memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers donations may be made to any charity or organization of your choice.
Emilia Sanchez Martinez, 78, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at an Abilene hospital.Â Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Rotan.Â Burial will follow at Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â A Rosary will be at 6 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.Â Online condolences may be made to weathersbeerayfh.com.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
In John 11 we read of the death of Lazarus and how Martha and Mary were standing at the tomb mourning the death of their brother. Christ arrives and Mary says, âLord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.â This troubled Christ and he wept. He wept, not over the death of Lazarus for he knew what was about to happen, but for the unbelief of the people. Later Martha and Christ are at the tomb, and she expresses her belief in the resurrection. Christ takes a moment to move that belief from doctrinal to personal when he says, âI am the resurrection.â
A live music performance will be held this weekend at the Texas Theatre featuring a solo performance by Kenny Maines of Lubbock. Born in Lubbock, to James and Edith Maines, Kenny was the third of a total of five siblings in the Mainesâ household. Music was a major part of most family gatherings and that tradition continues today. James Maines, along with his older brother, Raymond or âSonnyâ and younger brother, Wayne formed the original Maines Brothers Band in the late 1950s.
At the Nolan County United Way (NCUW) golf tournament tomorrow, participants will take part in a hobby they enjoy as they remember a dear friend who, for many years, joined them at the Sweetwater Country Club on many occasions.
This year's golf tournament/fundraiser is being held in honor of the late Charles Roberson, a former board member of the NCUW who passed away in July 2012 at the age of 85.
Roberson served on the NCUW board for over ten years. For three of those years, he worked alongside Lonna Walker, a past NCUW board member.
The National Association of Social Workers begins its annual celebration of one of the nation's largest professions this month. March is National Professional Social Work Month and this year's theme, "Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy," emphasizes the value of using personal strengths and self-advocacy to manage serious life challenges.
"Social workers strive every day to help millions of people function better in their environments," says NASW CEO Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH. "They also work to change environments that may limit individuals, families and communities."
Kristie Young received her Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Science from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1989. She became a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker in 1992.
Young is currently the Medical Social Worker at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. Since joining the hospital in October of 2011, she began the hospital's first Caregiver Support Group. She arranges for monthly speakers for the group and facilitates a time for family caregivers to find needed support and encouragement.
Several recently entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.